Professor Jun Murai’s research focus is global computer networking and communication. He is known as the ‘Father of Japan’s Internet’.
He has received the Internet Society Jonathan B. Postel Service Award (2005), the Forum of Information Technology Funai Achievement Award (2007), and the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Personal Award (2004), in recognition of his work.
Professor Murai served as an advisory member of the Japanese Cabinet’s IT Strategy Headquarters from 2000 to 2009. He is currently an advisory member of the Information Security Policy Council within the Cabinet, and a member of the Science Council of Japan.
Professor Murai obtained his Masters in Engineering in 1981, and Ph.D in Computer Science in 1987 from Keio University.